Chronicle 11/06/17

Nov 3
Looking ahead to next month
11/7 Dine Out Night – Runza
11/10 Movie Night – Cars 3
11/11 Bubba’s Closet
11/14 Dental Dates Deadline
11/17 Poinsettia & Cactus Sale
11/21 Fall Room Parties
11/21 Dine Out Night – Mr. Goodcents
11/22-11/27 No School
11/28 PLC Day – 1:33PM Release Time
11/28 Dine Out – Raising Cane’s
 
From The Principal’s Desk

The cooler weather is finally starting to arrive and as you know, we are in store for many more chilly winter days.

We will make every attempt to take children outside for recess throughout the winter.  Fresh air and exercise fuel their bodies for learning throughout the school day.  If it is raining or bitterly cold we have a variety of options for indoor recess.

Please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat and gloves/mittens.  We appreciate names in coats, hats and boots.  Also, younger children will benefit from practicing zipping, buttoning and snapping.

In the event school closes due to weather, families will receive a phone call from the district office between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m.  We know this is very early, but this allows working parents a little more time to make arrangements for childcare for the day. Also, you can log onto the LPS website: www.lps.org for school closures and of course, the local television and radio stations will carry the latest announcements.

Thank you for your help as we prepare for the winter months.  Bundle up, eat healthy, get plenty of rest and wash those hands!
 
 
Bubba’s Closet
As cold weather looms, it’s that time of year to donate new and gently used winter wear for Bubba’s Closet, the clothes give-away effort facilitated by the elementary principals of Lincoln Public Schools – to keep our community’s children warm.

You can donate Oct 2-27 at any Hangers Cleaners location in Lincoln, where they clean the clothes for free.  Donations are appreciated that include coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, sweatshirts, mittens and gloves.  This year you can also donate at Roca Berry Farm, Oct 16-22 – and on Saturday, Oct. 21, LPS elementary principals will be at Roca Berry Farm all day to personally thank you for your donations.

The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is also accepting monetary donations for Bubba’s Closet. Click here to donate online.

The Bubba’s Closet clothes give-away is set for Saturday, Nov. 11, at McPhee Elementary School, 820 Goodhue Blvd.  Any elementary student, accompanied by an adult, may choose appropriate items of clothing to adopt and use.
 
LPS School Psychologist Book Drive
LPS School Psychologist Book Drive for Early Childhood Education is November 1-17, 2017. Bring us your new and gently used books and drop them off with the School Psychologist at your school. The books will be distributed to families being served through the LPS Early Childhood Program. Books should be for infants and children through age 5 and be in good condition, without torn pages or writing in them. Please- no magazines, textbooks, outdated nonfiction, encyclopedia sets or coloring books.
 
Fall Parties
Kloefkorn’s Fall Classroom parties will be here soon and we need your help! The party is on Tuesday, November 21 – about 3 weeks away. Parties last 30 minutes and will be held at the following times: Preschool – 10:30; 1st grade – 1:15; all other grades (K, 2-5) – 2:15. The party should involve kids eating the PTO-provided snack and 1-2 games and/or crafts; more party specifics will be announced as volunteers confirm. If you’d like to help with your child’s party, please sign up by Friday, November 10, using the link: http://signup.com/go/OtNYrdp. If your classroom fills up and you’d still like to volunteer, please email Trisha Berry and she can help coordinate you with an open classroom or give you further direction.
 
Trisha Berry
kuhnberry05@gmail.com
PTO Classroom Party Coordinator
 
Holiday Plant Sale – back by popular demand!
Last year we tried something a little different by offering Poinsettia and Cactus plants during the holiday season.  Since those plants did so well, we wanted to bring it back for this year!  Submit your orders via forms that are going home in Friday Folders this week and turn in by November 17th.  Plant pick up is on Friday December, 8th with Movie Night.  Thanks for your continued support!
 
School Pictures – PTO Volunteer Thank you!
Thanks to our PTO volunteers who took the time to make our Cubs look great for Picture Day!  Emily Killham, Angie Tidball, KayCee Wanser – we appreciate it!
 
Year Book Photo Request
We need pictures from this year’s Pumpkin Run and 3rd grade field trips- please send to kloefkornyearbook@gmail.com
 
Help Kloefkorn support as you shop during this holiday season!
Shop Amazon through this link: https://smile.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=klpt-20
and up to 8% of your purchases made will go directly to the PTO.
 
FINAL BOX TOP RESULTS
The Fall Box Top Contest has come to a close with 9,320 Box Tops Collected ($932)!  This is incredible.
THANKS to every family who sent in Box Tops, we are nearly halfway to our goal of bringing an Artist-in-Residence to Kloefkorn!  Thanks to our PTO Volunteer, Susan Stibal for coordinating this great community project.

However, we are still 680 Box Tops ($68) short of our fall GOAL OF 10,000 Box Tops.  Would you consider helping us meet our goal by sending in a small contribution?

Today (Friday) the students celebrated the tremendous Box Top Results with HAT DAY!  

The grade competition brought out some serious competitors!  Over 1,000 Box Tops were brought by each grade and the winners were separated by 10 Box Tops or $1!
1st place is 5th grade with 1,870 and a popsicle party!
2nd place is 3rd grade with 1,860 and an extra recess!
3rd place is 1st grade with 1,635
4th place is Kindergarten with 1,471
5th place is 4th grade with 1,085
6th place is 2nd grade with 1,035

We will start a new competition after the winter break with new prizes. Box Tops returned in November and December will be credited to specific grades, if labeled, in the new competition,  Way to go Cubs!!